eligible for the EBB?
Various sources report that a household qualifies for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if they have income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines OR if any member of the household participates in SNAP, Medicaid, Income Security Supplemental, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit. Other eligibility criteria include income impacted by COVID or other circumstances — a list is here .
The program will end when the money is spent or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares the end of the federal emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic. Internet providers will need to notify participants of the last date of the discount or partial discount, when the federal money runs out, to help with a possible transition to another program.Wait, there's more!
EBB-eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop or tablet from participating providers if the consumer contributes $10 to $50 toward the purchase price.